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Se-ma-for Film Festival Issues Call for Entries

The Polish Se-ma-for Film Festival has issued a call for entries to the main competition for the Best Stop Motion Animation. The festival is the first in Europe and one of just a few ... Continue Reading →
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Full Length ‘Maleficent’ Trailer Takes Wing

After toying with Disney fans with snippets and teasers, Disney has finally released a more revealing trailer for its upcoming live-action, vfx driven film Maleficent — coming ... Continue Reading →
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London’s Royal Albert Presents Pixar in Concert

Londoners are in for a special, musical evening this Saturday as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs scores from 13 of the world’s most treasured animated features during ... Continue Reading →
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‘Vanity Fair’ Fetes CalArts Alums

In the heated ramp-up to the Academy Awards, Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscar issue is tipping a hat to a generation of filmmakers trained at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Rescue Rangers’ Due for Live Action Feature

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios has picked up a pitch for a live-action movie based on the ’80s-’90s animated TV series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue ... Continue Reading →
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MGM producing Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie

Charles Addams’ classic monster family is coming back to the big screen. Variety reports the beloved kooky characters are being prepared for an animated movie, produced by MGM. ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. and Tim Burton May Do ‘Beetlejuice 2′

Tim Burton and Warner Bros. are opening the tomb of Beetlejuice again. The Hollywood Reporter says the macabre-loving director is in talks with the studio to direct a sequel to his ... Continue Reading →
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Categories Announced for British Animation Awards

The British Animation Awards (BAA) has announced the nomination categories for its 2014 awards. The 2014 awards will include standard categories: Best Student Film, Best Short Film, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Plans Interactive ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Event

Beginning October 18 in select theaters, The Walt Disney Studios will offer a special engagement of Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas, an interactive movie-going experience. Audiences ... Continue Reading →
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The Best Western You’ve Never Seen

I’ve written before about the increasingly thin barriers between animation and live-action filmmaking, barriers that are becoming more transparent with time (check out Guillermo ... Continue Reading →